Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Now here’s a non-alcoholic Elijah Craig product I came across by chance. This little bottle which cost me just around $4, is simply a syrup to make an Old Fashion with. Unlike ready-made cocktails, you need to have a whiskey to use this one with. The bottle indicates it was specifically to highlight the notes…

Bulleit Old Fashioned Cocktail

Now here’s a bottle that’s hard to miss if you’re perusing your local liquor store shelves. It screams to pick me up and with the warmer temps just around the corner, who doesn’t want a ready-made cocktail. Using their own whiskey, Bulleit now offers two ready-made cocktails. This Old Fashion and a Manhattan Cocktail (in…

Elijah Craig – Toasted Barrel

Here’s one of those whiskies we would always search for but could never find. Until we visited friends in Virginia. We not only got a chance to taste it but also got to take home the bottle (Thanks Kevin A). For this expression, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon is used as the base. After the…

Yellowstone Bourbon Whiskey

OK, raise your hand if you went searching for this whiskey because of the TV show. The Yellowstone brand is produced by Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky. The whiskey is named after Yellowstone National Park and this year to help celebrate 150 years of national parks they are releasing their whiskey bottle with 6…

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Sour Mash

Very recently a friend of ours sent us this little gem. Thank you, Mike! ETL is an allocated bourbon and has a msrp of $54.99 but sadly most must look to the secondary market to find it. Nose: vanilla, leather, and clovesPalate: spices, vanilla, and honeyFinish: spices and warming finish This whiskey is solid. It’s…

George Remus Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This George Remus bottle was the last bottle I got through my Flaviar membership which ended last month. It’s named after renowned prohibition bootlegger George Remus. Although the label indicates that it’s a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, this whisky is MGP and is distilled in Indiana. Nose: vanilla, oak, and sweetnessPalate: vanilla, caramel, and pepper/spicesFinish: lightly…

Flaviar Membership – Worth it or Not?

We’re just a few days away from Christmas and if you’ve not purchased a gift for that whiskey lover in your life, you’re in luck, a Flaviar membership is just a few clicks away. But… is it worth it? Let’s start with the elephant in the room, am I renewing? The answer is no, but…

A Midwinter Nights Dram Act 9 Scene 3

Here’s another Midwinter release from High West and this year we were lucky enough to gift a bottle to our friends. The upside, they opened the bottle while we were there and we all got to enjoy a dram. Named after William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” it’s a whiskey that will keep you warm…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Another year will soon come to its end. 2021 was better than 2020 but I don’t have to tell you it was not an easy year. I hope you’re able to hug family this holiday season and share a dram or two with all your loved ones. Here’s my 2021 gift guide to help you…

John J. Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel

,This bottle was gifted to us by our friends who live in Virginia (thanks Jeff and Sara). Prior to this we had not heard of this brand. This Single Barrel is produced by the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, which is currently located in Fredericksburg, VA. The distillery is also owned by Sazerac. Nose: oak, vanilla…

Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

The saying goes “don’t cry over spilled milk,” I counter however that you do cry over spilled whiskey. Out of all the years of being an amateur whiskey blogger this is the first time I’ve broken a whiskey bottle. Yes, this went down as I tried to take product pictures. But… after a few tears…

WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye 6 Years

Not too long ago I realized that although I’ve written about WhistlePig before I had not written about nor had tasted their 6 year PiggyBack. Not wanting to buy a full bottle, I was happy to find a 50ml bottle for just $5.99. Let me clarify, the actual 750ml PiggyBack is not expensive at a…